Entertainment under the stars at Marina di Ventimiglia this summer

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Three live shows are to take place in July, proving the Marina di Ventimiglia is the place to be for cool Italian entertainment on hot summer nights.  

A stone’s throw from Monaco, Cala del Forte’s Marina di Ventimiglia is turning into a sought-after hotspot for events. 

The Marina Development Corporation has lined up three exciting live performances under the title of “Marina di Ventimiglia – Events Under the Stars” for July; each set to be a fun-filled night of music and comedy tinged with irrepressible Italian hospitality.  


Events Under the Stars kicks off on 1st July at 9pm with Mario Biondi, the charming crooner who will be playing his get-up-and-move-those-hips hits as well as debuting some new material from his upcoming release. His tunes are reminiscent of another era, when music was joyful and life was uncomplicated, and his voice has a Barry White edge that is sure make the ladies, and maybe even some of the guys, swoon. To top it off, most of his songs are in English, which is a bonus for those who like a catchy tune they can sing along with.  

On 7th July at 9.30pm, iconic singer-songwriter-actress Fiorella Mannoia will perform. She has been a staple of the Italian entertainment scene since, at the age of 13, she was a stuntwoman on the film “Non cantare, spara!”. She will be showcasing her new tour, Luce, with jazz pianist Danilo Rea on a candlelit stage, evoking a powerful and sultry sense of romanticism to match the melodies the duo will present. 

Finally, on 8th July at 9.30pm, in a complete shifting of gears, comedian and cabaret artist Antonio Ornano will hit the stage for a stand-up called Anthology that will have audiences rolling in the aisles.  


The Marina is no stranger to hosting events, having already put on a series of “high-level cultural and food and wine events” as well as the successful food photography exhibition by Steve Curry.  

The area is part of the city’s urban regeneration project that has already seen significant development of the waterfront, including the state-of-the-art Monaco-linked port of Cala del Forte, restaurants, spas, hotels and residential housing.  

This new promotion will carry on in the same tradition of bringing high quality events to the region. Tickets for the concerts range from €30 to €50, and from €15 to €25 for the stand-up show. To secure a spot or for more information, email info@mdc.tl.  



The ribbon is cut at Cala del Forte


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Residents with Alzheimer’s, cognitive disorders to get free access to centre

In announcing the reopening of the Speranza-Albert II Centre, the Prince’s Government has revealed that free access will be given to people residing in the Principality of Monaco

The Speranza-Albert II Center, which closed its doors in March 2020 due to the Covid crisis, reopened on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.

The centre offers therapeutic day care to people residing in Monaco and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or with cognitive disorders. It aims to prevent social isolation, maintain the functional and cognitive abilities of the people received, and provide respite time for family caregivers.

“In order to strengthen its social model of excellence, the Prince’s Government has decided to make reception there completely free,” it said in a statement.

“Caregivers, who are not limited to family caregivers, play an essential role in supporting the elderly. With the free reopening of the Speranza-Albert II Centre, the Prince’s Government wishes to offer solutions that will both relieve caregivers and support resident beneficiaries, in a logic of health prevention and social cohesion in the Principality,” said Health Minister Christophe Robino.


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